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Volunteer in Croatia

Volunteer in Croatia

Explore International Volunteer HQ’s magical Croatia volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Croatia volunteer projects, including Youth Support, Special Needs Support, Animal Care, Marine Conservation and Content Creator For Impact. Volunteer work in Croatia is based in the coastal hub of Split, located on the Mediterranean Sea. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 135,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Croatia.

Highlights:
  • 6 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from AU$1778 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a comfortable and modern dormitory-style hostel

  • Projects based in the authentic Croatian town of Split and surrounding areas

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from AU$1778
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in the coastal hub of Split
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Discover the stunning Adriatic coast

Volunteer opportunities in Croatia

Protects animals

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1778

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based at animal shelters in Split
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer in shelters for abandoned dogs, helping to play with, feed and clean the dogs to give them the best chance of being re-homed.

Protects animals

Up to 5-7 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$3492

  • Duration: 4 - 12 weeks
  • Program starts on the first Monday of every month
  • Based in a bear sanctuary in Kuterevo
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Contribute to bear conservation in the beautiful wilderness of Croatia. Help protect bear populations and conserve the surrounding environment at a sanctuary.

Supports community development

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1778

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based with NGOs in Split
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Use your technical and marketing experience to create content and resources to help to champion local NGOs. Contribute to the core business and develop online and offline material to help increase the exposure and awareness of their cause.

Conserves the environment

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1915

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in Omiš on the Dalmatian coast
  • Volunteers aged 16+

Learn and use your scuba diving skills to clean up the marine environment around Croatia. Increase your knowledge about environmental efforts, contribute to research projects and get practical, hands-on conservation experience.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1778

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in care centres around Split
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help in care centres for people with special needs, supporting local staff and helping to organise and run games, fun activities and learning exercises.

Supports community development

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1778

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based at after school programs in Split
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer in after school centres, providing education, mentoring and activities for students aged 7-18, often from underprivileged backgrounds.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Katie Woolley
27 Feb 2024

I have no complaints about the volunteering process with IVHQ. They made it so easy, with support offered throughout and useful tools and guides to ensure you are fully prepared for the experience and can get the most out of it. I would definitely recommend IVHQ to anyone looking to volunteer as I found the whole experience incredibly rewarding and it feels great to know I have made a difference and helped a good cause. I learnt so much while there and feel like it has really improved my confidence by pushing me out of my comfort zone and allowing me to do things I never thought I would be able to do before! I am so glad I took part in this volunteering experience and would definitely encourage others to do the same!

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Brooke McKenzie
09 Nov 2023

It was an amazing trip and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Met the coolest like-minded people, gained more experience diving, and helped the environment! I had really bad anxiety going into it as it was my first solo trip ever, but everybody I met was so friendly and welcoming, it took no time at all to feel like it was home away from home.

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Sandra Lofton
04 Oct 2023

I was a bit anxious before I left. I had never travelled solo on an international trip nor stayed in a hostel before. From the moment I got to the destination I felt welcome, supported and safe. I am glad of the timing of my trip, being the start of "off-season", provided a quieter and less crowded environment at the hostel. Being considerably older than those I shared a room with I was grateful for the quiet. To those hesitant about joining the program, I would say "go for it"!

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Izzy Hyde
19 Sep 2023

I gained so much confidence in myself doing the program and met some amazing people that I hope will be friends with for a long time! I think you should just go for it and embrace the adventure!

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Neve Boundy
12 May 2022

This was such an amazing experience! I was worried that I was going to be alone at first but I ended up meeting so many amazing people and we became friends straight away. I’m so glad that I did this, I wish I could’ve stayed longer!

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Mai Elhaggar
03 Nov 2021

If you’re new to volunteering, just like I was, IVHQ is definitely the right choice and the best decision I’ve ever made! Every single detail was taken care of, from the volunteer work itself, to the accommodation. I already can’t wait for next summer so I can volunteer again!

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Free-time experiences & tours in Croatia

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Croatia! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Croatia program.

In-person Language Lessons
In-person Language Lessons

Improve your Croatian language skills at the most affordable rate while volunteering in Croatia.

From AU$50
Online Language Lessons
Online Language Lessons

Improve your Croatian language skills at the most affordable rate while volunteering in Croatia.

From AU$50
In-person Language Lessons
In-person Language Lessons

Improve your Croatian language skills at the most affordable rate while volunteering in Croatia.

From AU$50
Online Language Lessons
Online Language Lessons

Improve your Croatian language skills at the most affordable rate while volunteering in Croatia.

From AU$50

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